A fellow blogger (Aaron Hiew) recently alerted me towards the availability of the miniature 9M-AFJ. As some of you may know, this aircraft was recently repainted in ‘Lat’ livery, alike 9M-AAP in the past. In the recent past, I have been anxiously waiting to get my hands on this collector’s item.
Coincidence I – As I was waiting to catch my flight yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to note that I would be flying on 9M-AFJ. Not wanting to break the “no photography on tarmac” rule, I only managed to take this poor quality pic from the boarding area:
Coincidence II – Thankfully, the miniature merchandise was available on board the very same aircraft … as you may already know, not all merchandise is available on every flight.
Coincidence III – As you can see from the picutre above, I happened to be ‘hot seated’ at 1F, directly in front of Lat’s handiwork on the bulkhead.
The miniature itself, 1:150 scale with landing gear, is quite attractive:
So, for the collectors out there, better get this one fast…. and as Datuk Mohd Nor Khalid ‘graffitized’ on the aircraft…. HAPPY FLYING with Air Asia !!!
Coincidentally, here’s one from Air Asia’s newest technical colaboration partner: